Problems 34: Freedom as Misunderstood by Liberals
- How Gorbachev Wrecked the Soviet Union
- Looking at how the man messed up.
- A reminded that the Soviet Union worked well in the 1950s and 1960s.
- Notes on Asocialism
- People go wrong by imagining themselves as autonomous individuals who could and should exist independently of the wider society.
- How the New Right took advantage of moral uncertainty following the radical and necessary changes demanded by 1960s radicals and protestors.
- Why the unregulated internet is not an answer.
Also available as a PDF, Problems 34 – Freedom Misunderstood
Latest update. March Editorial: Paper TIGers. The eight Labour MPs who resigned from the party last month, and formed themselves into The Independent Group, hope to wreck Labour’s chances of winning the next general election. They want to prevent anything being done about the unfair accumulation of wealth and the squeezing of the needy.
From December 2018: News from France (Froggy), Parliamentary Notes 1 – Mrs May, and Parliamentary Notes 2 – Legal Position;. Also Notes on the News: Bush Senior, the Vice President, They Shall Not Grow Old: They Were Stupidly Slaughtered, US Republicans – Make Hate, Not Love, Climate Change – Not Always Warm, But Mostly Worse, Climate-Change Extinction? Or Hitler Plus?, Taiwan: Not Gayly Wed, Not Separatist, Ukraine Versus Ukraine, But Blaming Russia, From Brexit to Poxit?
Also everything for March 2018: Editorial: Labour’s Poisoned Chalice; Parliament And World War One; Froggy; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Walter Citrine in the Soviet Union in 1925. Part 3; Letter from New Zealand – Eugenics; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 285 – March 2018
December Editorial: Back To The EU Cap In Hand.
Facing defeat, Theresa May pulled the plug at the eleventh hour on MPs meaningful vote on her Brexit deal..
From October 2018: Parliamentary Notes but no Froggy this month. Also Notes on the News: New Labour – the Timid Tendency Fades, Hurricanes – Abnormal is the New Normal, Times Are Changing, The Chinese Example, No, There Is No International Law, Sport Polluted By Money, Racism in Sweden, Snippets , Wider Anti-Semitism Acknowledged?, Dangers of Alcohol, Brexit.
Also everything for December 2017: Editorial: Faint-Hearted Phil (Tory Budget); Parliament And World War One (USA and Russia); Froggy; Notes on the News; Letter from New Zealand; Walter Citrine in the Soviet Union in 1925. Part 1; Feed-the Rich in Haringey (new housing); Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Shoe Horn (poem). Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 283 December 2017
Latest update. October Editorial: Catching the Mood of the Nation. Labour’s Liverpool conference was a huge success. Jeremy Corbyn was accepted even by his critics as a credible Prime Minister. But Brexit remains a problem.
From July 2018: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes. Also Notes on the News: The Mid-Atlantic Sinks Beneath the Waves; Blame It On the Boomers?; In Praise of Authoritarian State Capitalism; Rights of Humans Just Like Me; Support Israel, Hasten Armageddon; Snippets; An Impossible Diet?; Going To Pot.
Also everything for October 2017: Editorial: Brexit Divisions; Parliament And World War One: German Prisoners; Froggy; Notes on the News; Northern Ireland: Britain’s Responsibility; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes: European Union (Withdrawal) Bill; Listening to Italy; Poems: Now They’ll Go On About This For Days And Days, Of Tills And Pills, Tourist Class, Flag Of Convenience, But Not Like That, Now Why Did I Think Like That. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 281 October 2017
Latest update. September Editorial: Democratic Reforms. Should the leaders of Labour council groups to be elected by the party membership? And what’s happening with direct elections for the national leader?.
From June 2018: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes. Also Notes on the News: USA – Land of the Freely Self-Harming, In Iceland, the State Does Its Job, Guns Before Royals, Black in the Union Jack, How Dare Anyone Know I am Related to my Relatives!, How Dare They Recognise My Face!, Thou Shalt Have No Eternal Truth, Other Than What We Invented Last Week, Global Votes, Most Flesh Is Grass.
Also everything for September 2017: Editorial: Brexit Blues; Parliament And World War One; Froggy; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier; Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Labour in Northern Ireland; Baby Boomers to Blame?; Taylor report on Industrial Practices; Poems: Barcelona, Gaza City, Hallelujah!, Did You Pack This Bomber Yourself. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 280 September 2017
Latest update. July Editorial: Funding the NHS. And how the Tories have always hated it.
From May 2018: Parliamentary Notes and Notes on the News: Policeless policing?, Windrush Generation – “We Don’t Take Truth for an Answer”, Is This the Facebook that Shipped A Thousand Lies?, From Technocrat to Cashocrats, China – Trade Insults, Not Goods?, Snippets, Korea, Wasteful Wars, As Honest as a Fox.
Also everything for July 2017: Editorial: They’re All Corbynites Now!; Parliament And World War One: Ireland, Greece and Enemy Propaganda; Froggy; Notes on the News; Grenfell Tower; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 12); Parliamentary Notes; Listening to Italy; Poems: Grenfell Tower, Climbing The Money Tree, Not Another Burden. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 279 – July / August 2017
Latest update. June Editorial: The Resignation of Ken Livingstone.
From April 2018: News from France (Froggy), and Parliamentary Notes.
Also Notes on the News: Time On Our Side, You Don’t Need a Gay Indian-Irishman To Know Which Way the Wind Blows, Ambiguous Leftism in the Czech Republic, More Old Hatreds Revive, Jews, Seals and Antisemites, Gaddafi the Second?, Don’t worry, be Finland, Money Fit for Crooks, Remembering Stephen Hawking.
Also everything for June 2017: Editorial: Corbyn’s Comeback; Parliament And World War One; Froggy; Notes on the News; Diary of a Corbyn foot soldier (No 11); Corbyn’s speech on Foreign Policy; David Morrison on Corbyn and Foreign Policy; Awed by Amazing Twentieth; Listening to Italy; Poems: A New Low, Taking A Rise Out Of Him, The Sacrificial. Also available as a PDF, Labour Affairs 278 – June 2017